Pitney Bowes' Group 1 Software Receives USPS(R) PAVE(TM) Certification
LANHAM, Md., June 13, 2007 - Group 1 Software, Inc., a Pitney Bowes Company (NYSE: PBI), today announced that the latest release of its MailStream Plus® mail preparation and presort software has received U.S. Postal Service® PAVE certification for PAVE Cycle I. Complete details on the categories under which MailStream Plus version 7.8.0 C01 has been PAVE certified for PAVE Cycle I are available online at: http://www.g1.com/Products/Mailing-Efficiency/MailStream-Plus/ PAVE-Categories/. (Due to the length of this URL, it may be necessary to copy and paste this hyperlink into your Internet browser's URL address field. Remove the space if one exists.)
MailStream Plus was among the first mail preparation and presort software solutions to receive certification for PAVE Cycle I, which took effect on May 14, 2007.
“Being among the first to be presort accuracy, validation, and evaluation certified for PAVE Cycle I provides further validation of Group 1 Software’s leadership position in the area of mail efficiency,” said Christopher Baker, president of Group 1 Software. “Combined with our other solution offerings, such as the Address Quality Hub™, MailStream Plus helps our customers maximize the efficiency and effectiveness of their mailing operations.”
MailStream Plus sorts mailing lists according to USPS standards for every class (First-Class Mail®, Periodicals, Standard and Package Services) and type of mail (letters, flats and parcels) at all allowable levels. MailStream Plus also incorporates comprehensive documentation that speeds mail preparation and USPS acceptance, facilitating prompt and accurate delivery. Options include palletization, support for drop shipping, Mail.dat Viewer, Mail.dat, Confirm®, POSTALOne®!, PLANET Code®, and manifest reporting.
About Group 1 Software
Group 1 Software (www.g1.com) turns data into results, providing innovative software solutions that enable our clients to better understand and connect with their millions of customers, prospects, and partners. Group 1 Software helps over 3,000 organizations maximize the value of customer data to improve profitability, increase effectiveness, and strengthen customer relationships, through consolidating, cleansing and enriching corporate data, and generating personalized business documents for multi-channel delivery, customer care and efficient business processing. Our comprehensive Customer Communications Management (CCM) solutions span from database to delivery, adding value to every aspect of communication and allowing clients to integrate intelligence throughout their mailstream. As part of Pitney Bowes (NYSE: PBI), a $5.6 billion company, Group 1 Software’s solutions are utilized by leaders in the insurance, financial services/banking, GIS/mapping, government, mail services, retail, telecommunications, utility, and other industries, including Entergy, ING, L.L. Bean, MapQuest, Microsoft, Safeco Insurance, Wal-Mart and Wells Fargo.
MailStream Plus, Address Quality Hub, Group 1, Group 1 Software, and the Group 1 logo are trademarks or registered trademarks of Group 1 Software, Inc. Pitney Bowes and, the Pitney Bowes Process Bar Design are trademarks or registered trademarks of Pitney Bowes, Inc. The following trademarks are owned by the United States Postal Service®: United States Postal Service, U.S. Postal Service, USPS, PAVE, First-Class Mail, POSTALOne!, PLANET Code, and Confirm.. AD#15.07. All other brand names and trademarks are the property of their respective owners.